Business Opportunities and Risks in a Globalized Economy

IE Business School

This course, the final part of the Globalization, Economic Growth and Stability Specialization, equips learners with the skills to interpret macroeconomic, institutional, and international data to identify business opportunities and risks in a globalized economy. Through in-depth analysis of major economies, including the USA, Japan, Europe, China, and India, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of forex valuation, trade theories, global accounts, migration, and the challenges of globalization.

  • Master forex valuation, macroeconomic impact, and government influence on currency values
  • Comprehend trade theories, identify trade "losers," and analyze effects on economies
  • Explore global accounts, deficits, surpluses, migration's macro role, and challenges in globalization

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Business Opportunities and Risks in a Globalized Economy
Course Modules

Delve into macroeconomic circumstances, forex valuation, and international economics relationships in the USA, Japan, Europe, China, and India. Gain insights into the risks and opportunities for investors in each region.

The USA: GDP, Inflation and Unemployment; Growth and Gaps: Reviewing the Basic Relationships.

Module 1: Gain an understanding of the basic macroeconomic relationships in the USA, including GDP, inflation, and unemployment. Explore fiscal and monetary policies, current account risks, and opportunities for investors.

Japan: Current Accounts and Currencies: International Economics Relationships

Module 2: Analyze Japan's current accounts, currency strategies, and the impact of expansive fiscal and monetary policies on economic growth. Understand the implications for investors in Japan.

The European Integration Experiment: The Benefits of Trade and Migration

Module 3: Investigate the benefits of trade and migration in the European Union, contrasting its macroeconomy with the USA. Assess the risks and opportunities for investors amid Brexit and Spain's recovery.

India and China: Economic Development, How it Occurs, and the World's Upcoming Giants

Module 4: Explore the economic development of India and China, comparing their growth models, demographies, and institutional environments. Evaluate the risks and opportunities present in both countries.


Module 5: Engage in a capstone project to synthesize the knowledge gained throughout the course and receive feedback on the analysis of business opportunities and risks in the globalized economy.

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